I recently moved to London and as an addicted coffee lover, I went on a journey to find the best coffee in London. I visited some quite famous, but also some not so famous places. So I took a stroll around good ol’ London and this is what I have tried so far:
-TAP coffee Great coffee and great interior. Coffee is smooth but quite rich flavored. You can bring your laptop and work. The staff is really friendly and the wifi is decent.
-Sacred Café I’ve only tried their Flat White in Westfield London and it’s actually a quite mean one! If you want good coffee this is a place you should definitely visit! Wifi-wise, their other locations might have a better and more work-friendly environment, however, if you are visiting Westfield and you’re looking for the best coffee – you’ll find it in Sacred, in front of AllSaints on the ground floor.
-Lola’s Bakery To be honest, although some people might like the cute bakery, I believe the coffee is quite watery and weak. You can always try it for yourself, however, both times I went there, I was not happy and I threw the coffee away.
-Caffe Nero I would say it’s my go-to. I benefit from a variety of different perks there and the coffee is quite good. If you live or work near a Caffè Nero, then listen up… There’s a way you can get 50+ hot drinks on the house each year by combining separate offers (known as ‘stacking’). It’ll work on most coffees, hot chocolate, and tea and could be a lifesaver on those days when you’d want some extra coffee. Welcome to the world of deal stacking. To get free coffee, you’ll be stacking offers: Collect TWO stamps on your reward card or app for bringing your own cup OR when you drink your coffee in and not use a to-go cup. Five free stamps with code: GETFIVE 1 free coffee with code: WELCOMETONERO2019
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-Pret-A-Manger Their coffee and food are quite outstanding. The only issue is socketed. As I tend to work from coffee shops, an electrical socket is an important detail to make me go over and over.
-Brew and Wild West Hampstead Truly some of the best coffee in London. Rich in flavor, the little shop’s flat white, enchanted me. It is only to go, so if you want to sit and work somewhere it is definitely not the place. They offer a loyalty card, where your tenth coffee is FREE. Try their vegan pastries and soups – absolutely delicious. -Costa Coffee Costa’s coffee is always good, no matter where I go. I can say that it is not rich enough in flavor, but it’s never watery or burned. Staff can get sometimes rude, so I prefer to explore different coffee shops if I have the opportunity.
-Elan Cafe Although one of the best places to take pictures, it is extremely overpriced and taste-wise is nothing special. However, if you want to take those Instagram worthy pictures and you are not after something delicious, then this is the place for you! -Black Sheep Coffee Although their marketing is quite good and they lured me in, I have to say that their coffee is not the best. The whole concept is really good, but they are lacking quality coffee.
-Farmgirl Café It’s delicious and so pretty! The little café in Notting Hill definitely is worth a visit. All the drinks and food are absolutely beautiful, but tasty as well.
-The Monocle Cafe One of the top coffee places in London and definitely worth a visit (or multiple). You have a place to work and the atmosphere is quite relaxing. I will keep trying and keeping you in the loop for London’s best coffee!
I hope this helps, guys! Let me know what you think and if you have visited any of these coffee shops! Or if you think another coffee shop should be listed here and why?